Albert Einstein about love – letter to his daughter Lieserl


 

 

“When I introduced the theory of relativity, very few people understood me and what I am writing to you now will also encounter misunderstandings and prejudices in the world.

I ask you nevertheless that you protect this, all the time that is necessary. Years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain to you here.

There is an extremely strong power for which science has yet to find a formula. It is a power that includes all others, regulates them and is even behind every phenomenon that is active in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal power is LOVE.

When scientists searched for a unified theory of the universe, they have so far forgotten this invisible and most powerful of all powers.

Love is light because it enlightens the one who sends and receives it. Love is gravity because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power because it multiplies the best we have and does not allow humanity to be wiped out by its blind selfishness. Love shows and reveals. Through love, one lives and dies. Love is God and God is love.

This power explains everything and gives life a SENSE. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, perhaps because we are afraid of love. After all, it is the only power in the universe that man cannot control according to his will. To make love visible, I have used one of my most famous equations. If instead of E = mc2 we accept the energy to heal the world through love, then by multiplying the speed of light squared by love, we can conclude that love is the most powerful force existing. Because it has no limits.

…After humanity’s failure to use and control the other powers in the universe that have stood against us, it is imperative that we feed on a different kind of energy. If we want our species to survive, if we want to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and all sentient beings that inhabit it, love is the only and the last answer.

Perhaps we are not yet ready to build a bomb of love, an artifact powerful enough to destroy all the hatred, selfishness and greed that plagues the planet. However, each individual carries within himself a small but powerful generator of love, whose energy is waiting to be released.

As we learn to give and receive, dear Lieserl, this universal energy, we will find that love overcomes everything, transcends everything and can do everything, for love is the quintessence of life.

…I deeply regret not having been able to express what my heart contains: all my life it has been beating silently for you. Perhaps it is too late to apologize now, but since time is relative, I must at least tell you now that I love you and that it is through you that I have come to the final answer.

Your father, Albert Einstein “